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I got my 4c about a year ago now and ever since I got it I’ve always wanted to replicate seen through glasses 4c however I have a basalt grey car and don’t know if the gold will go with the grey (planning on respraying the OEM wheels gold)

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I got my 4c about a year ago now and ever since I got it I’ve always wanted to replicate seen through glasses 4c however I have a basalt grey car and don’t know if the gold will go with the grey (planning on respraying the OEM wheels gold)

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The gold would look great on the grey. You can Plasti-Dip them gold if your unsure, and then just peel it off if it’s not to your liking.
 

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I got my 4c about a year ago now and ever since I got it I’ve always wanted to replicate seen through glasses 4c however I have a basalt grey car and don’t know if the gold will go with the grey (planning on respraying the OEM wheels gold)

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one word: B R O N Z E (ok maybe two words, 'Copperish')
That would by my humble suggestion. Believe it or not, gold is a very difficult colour to "hit" properly. How do I know...take a look at the gold on my Italia which took 2+ weeks of review and MULTIPLE tone mixes to get it right -and believe it or not in different settings it looks more "right" than others. I thought I had a magic bullet and could rotate them on my basalt 4C as well...NO CHANCE lol. They (that tone) looked absolutely... AWFUL on the gray. We (shop and I) both agreed that the Basalt lended itself to the Ferrari Copper/Bronze combo much much better. I would either go with a dusty pale gold or, on the opposite end of that spectrum, a shade even deeper than Sam's (Seen Through Glass). Also, be careful of the 'green' hues in some golds as they will lend themselves to some of our other ALFA colours, but IMHO not our gray.
Let your fun begin :giggle:
 

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Quick question, are you also looking to replicate the euro head lights?
I'm slowly collecting the parts needed to do so, but waiting for the Hella 90mm modular bi-xenons to come up cheaper than $590/each, let me know if you have any questions or if you found the Hellas!
 

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I got my 4c about a year ago now and ever since I got it I’ve always wanted to replicate seen through glasses 4c however I have a basalt grey car and don’t know if the gold will go with the grey (planning on respraying the OEM wheels gold)

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OE silver, or smoke grey looks best.
Take the words of wisedom from Mother Mary... let it be.
 

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I'm not opposed to the gold or bronze, just not with a gray car. I personally ended up painting mine after seeing a ferrari while getting my car PPFd. Decided to go with the same paint color as the wheels on the 430 Scuderia. Now however, since there has recently been an addition of a giulia, also of the same color, I want to switch to the oem dark teledials, to match both body paint and wheels lol.
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I redid some factory wheels for my S2000 with VHT high temp metallic engine enamel. It came out pretty good and lasted several years. I might have some leftover at home I can look for to get the exact color if interested.

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one word: B R O N Z E (ok maybe two words, 'Copperish')
That would by my humble suggestion. Believe it or not, gold is a very difficult colour to "hit" properly. How do I know...take a look at the gold on my Italia which took 2+ weeks of review and MULTIPLE tone mixes to get it right -and believe it or not in different settings it looks more "right" than others. I thought I had a magic bullet and could rotate them on my basalt 4C as well...NO CHANCE lol. They (that tone) looked absolutely... AWFUL on the gray. We (shop and I) both agreed that the Basalt lended itself to the Ferrari Copper/Bronze combo much much better. I would either go with a dusty pale gold or, on the opposite end of that spectrum, a shade even deeper than Sam's (Seen Through Glass). Also, be careful of the 'green' hues in some golds as they will lend themselves to some of our other ALFA colours, but IMHO not our gray.
Let your fun begin :giggle:
one word: B R O N Z E (ok maybe two words, 'Copperish')
That would by my humble suggestion. Believe it or not, gold is a very difficult colour to "hit" properly. How do I know...take a look at the gold on my Italia which took 2+ weeks of review and MULTIPLE tone mixes to get it right -and believe it or not in different settings it looks more "right" than others. I thought I had a magic bullet and could rotate them on my basalt 4C as well...NO CHANCE lol. They (that tone) looked absolutely... AWFUL on the gray. We (shop and I) both agreed that the Basalt lended itself to the Ferrari Copper/Bronze combo much much better. I would either go with a dusty pale gold or, on the opposite end of that spectrum, a shade even deeper than Sam's (Seen Through Glass). Also, be careful of the 'green' hues in some golds as they will lend themselves to some of our other ALFA colours, but IMHO not our gray.
Let your fun begin :giggle:
Thanks for the advice, think I'm going to go with the Ferrari gold... Fingers crossed!
 

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Quick question, are you also looking to replicate the euro head lights?
I'm slowly collecting the parts needed to do so, but waiting for the Hella 90mm modular bi-xenons to come up cheaper than $590/each, let me know if you have any questions or if you found the Hellas!
I don't think I'll swap mine with the euro lights, although they are cool and I think I'm going to stick with the US spec lights. Maybe in the future....
 

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I'm not opposed to the gold or bronze, just not with a gray car. I personally ended up painting mine after seeing a ferrari while getting my car PPFd. Decided to go with the same paint color as the wheels on the 430 Scuderia. Now however, since there has recently been an addition of a giulia, also of the same color, I want to switch to the oem dark teledials, to match both body paint and wheels lol. View attachment 109579
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love the color of your wheels as they are... I'd keep them like that, you might of just swayed my decision...
 

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I redid some factory wheels for my S2000 with VHT high temp metallic engine enamel. It came out pretty good and lasted several years. I might have some leftover at home I can look for to get the exact color if interested.

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If you could that would be great! The color is spot on...
 
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